Baños Árabes (Arab Baths)
A hallmark of Granada’s Moorish tradition is its use of water—fountains, pools, trickling streams, and, of course, the Baños Árabes (Arab Baths). A soothing hammam, with several pools of different temperatures, is a great way to unwind after walking the steep streets of the Albaicin and feasting on tapas.
No trip to Granada would be complete without a soak in a traditional Arab bath. While the city is home to several, the most popular and accessible is the Hammam Al Ándalus, situated at the foot of the Alhambra. Amid flickering candles and Arabian decor, bathers can soak in thermal baths and steam rooms while sipping mint tea, or select a scented oil for an optional massage or exfoliating body scrub. Make a day of it by combining the Arab bath experience with a guided skip-the-line tour of the magnificent UNESCO-listed Alhambra.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Arab Baths are the perfect way to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
The facilities are co-ed, so swimwear is mandatory.
Footwear is not allowed outside the dressing room, but you can buy latex booties at reception.
A session in the baths lasts about 90 minutes.
How to Get There
The Hammam Al Ándalus Arab baths are located at the base of the Alhambra, within walking distance of much of the Old City.
When to Get There
Tickets to the Hammam Al Ándalus are timed, so arrive a few minutes early. The facilities are open daily.
History of the Arab Baths
The Hammam Al Ándalus occupies a reconstructed 14th-century house—once a bakery—built on the site of an ancient hammam. The modern facilities were designed to resemble the historic baths of the Alhambra, including the layout of the water rooms.
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- Plaza Bib Rambla
- San Jeronimo Monastery (Monasterio de San Jerónimo)
- Royal Chapel of Granada (Capilla Real)
- Plaza Nueva
- Hammam Al Andalus Granada
- Campo del Príncipe
- Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)
- Palace of Charles V (Palacio de Carlos V)
- Mirador de San Nicolás
- Alhambra (Alhambra de Granada)
- Paseo de los Tristes
- Ermita de San Miguel Alto